Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 15, 1967 · Page 25
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Tucson, Arizona
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Monday, May 15, 1967
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Editorials *" "·' *] ' Sports .rVKll MONDAY, MAY 15, 1967 PAGE 25 Big Storm Belts Much Of Nation South Bears Hardest Punch By United Press International i A storm that spawned tornadoes, hail, rain and floods lay siege to parts of the United States today, bringing a new rash of violence to the belea- gured South. A twister damaged at least 34 homes in the Memphis, Tenn., area yesterday, knocking out power and uprooting trees. Other tornadoes touched down in Texas, tossing 10 cows and a bull into a barbed wire fence near Texarkana, Tex. Other twisters were sighted at Columbus, Tex., and Sinton, Tex., and in Mississippi and Missouri. The tornadoes, hail-producing thunderstorms elsewhere in Texas and flash floods in Arkansas/ Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky were the result of a storm front romping across the Southern Plains toward the Atlantic Ocean today. In its wake the storm system left snow in the central Rock- ies--seven inches at Lander, Wyo.,--and adjacent plains. The temperature dropped to the 30s in parts of the Southwest. The torrential rains flooded many streams and rivers in the South and as far north as Illinois. Flash floods have been reported across the southern Midwest, closing highways in Kentucky, forcing families out of their homes and giving cause for concern along the rising Ohio Ricer. U S. Weather Bureau flood experts predicted the Ohio would reach flood stage today at Cairo, 111., where it empties into the Mississippi. -_ Hit-Run Victim Dies; Car Sought . Jesus Federico, 44, of 502 W. 27th St., struck by a.hit-and-run driver in South Tucson late Friday died at 11:25 last night at Pima County Hospital. Police are pressing a search for a light-colored older model car seen to speed away after Thugs 9 Role Drops Crime Changes Shown 12 WOUNDED Pitched Gun Battles Fought In Hermosillo HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) -- At least 12 persons were reported injured in gun battles Sunday between police and students demanding the resignation of Gov. Luis Encinas. The police raided one school from which students were firing on traffic on a nearby highway. The students met the police with Fire Danger Ahead A warning to visitors on extreme fire conditions in the Catalina Mountains was hoisted above the Mt. Lemraon highway this weekend by the U.S. Forest Service. Fire conditions in the mountains, according to District Ranger John Waters, are about the worst in 10 years. Proving the point was a five-acre blaze in Molino Basin yesterday, started by a spark from a camp fire. The grass and brush fire was put out by campers and Forest Service personnel. (Citizen Photo by Dan Tortorell) a hail of bullets and gasoline bombs. The police returned the fire, entered the school and arrested six students for questioning. Later some 10,000 students and other persons massed at a rally and heard calls for violence "as the only way to stop the prevailing state of things." Several hundred of the demonstrators attacked a police station with rocks, sticks and gasoline bombs. They were repelled by more than 500 shots. Preliminary reports said at least five persons were wounded. Numerous other shooting incidents were reported throughout he city. The continuing violence in Sonora stems from the nomination Bomb Found; Webb Hotels Evacuated 4 Priests Here To Be Reassigned As Hughes Bids Farewell Four Catholic priests will receive new assignments this week as a successor is appointed for the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Don H. Hughes, retiring as pastor of St. Ambrose parish. It was informally announced last night at a farewell dinner for Msgr. Hughes that his successor will be the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Loyola O'Dougherty, present vicar general of the dio- Corrupt Officials Called Real Key WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The President's Crime Commission says there is an increasing sophistication in .organized crime that is making the syndicates more and more dependent 'on corrupt public officials. The commission concluded in a report released Sunday that: 75,000 OR 200,000? Police Decline To Guess Size Of 'Support' March NEW YORK (AP)--The police department, which unofficially estimated the size of parades for many years, has quit the numbers game. The department served notice Sunday 'that it will count heads no longer. Actually it started its new pol- 34 Jesus Federico 35 WHO ? ? ? icy Saturday when it remained silent on the number of marchers down Fifth Avenue in the "Support Our Boys in Vietnam" parade. The size of the Saturday parade was left to local newspapers. Using mechanical counters, the New York Times put BEACH BATTLE I striking Federico as he was crossing S. 10th Ave. at W. 26th 'st. Hospital authorities said the victim sustained severe h e a d injuries as well as a broken hip and internal injuries. Sgt. George Corti said the hit-and-run car apparently was traveling north. Witnesses told police the driver stopped momentarily, then sped away after nearly striking a parked auto nearby. The death was the third from traffic in South Tucson this year compared with two all of last year. It was the 34th motor v e h i c l e accident on public roads and streets in Pima County this year, nine more than at the same time a year ago. 1,000 Youths Riot At San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A beach riot by 1,000 youths, sparked when police tried to break up a fight, injured three officers and two bystanders Sunday. Before it was over, windows were smashed, resort b o o t h s robbed and some bottles were tossed at police. Two youths were arrested on suspicion of looting and 12 others on charges,of inciting a riot, battery and resisting arrest. O n e hundred police, armed with shotguns, nightsticks and tear gas, sped to Playland-at- the-Beach and restored order after two hours. The officers did not use the tear gas or the gun but were aided by police dogs in clearing the area. At the same time, 1,000 hippies thronged the panhandle section of Golden Gate Park, causing police at first to report trouble also brewing there. Later police corrected it to: "Just a happening." The beach trouble erupted after a fight broke out at a ticket booth. Youths broke windows in the booth and a girl ticket seller fled. the total of marchers at 70,000, and the New York Daily News' figure was 75,000. Capt. Ray Gimmler, city fireman and ex-Marine who organ- zed the march, said he was 'very distressed" by the newspaper estimates. Gimmler set :he number at between 200,000 and 250,000 marchers. Police estimates and sponsor figures clashed considerably April 15 after the "Spring Mobilization for Peace in Vietnam" led by Dr. Martin Luther King. Police said some 125,OOC marchers were in line. King anc some associates put the figure at twice as many. The Saturday parade was a in March of Faustino Felix Serna as the candidate for governor of the PRI, Mexico's ruling party. A man was killed during a student protest demonstration and students at the University o Sonora went on strike, charging the incumbent governor with vio lating the university's autonomy The strike spread to other schools in the state, and at one time more than 35,000 students were participating. Most of the students outside Hermosillo have returned to their classes, but the rike is siiii on in the state eap- al. Encinas' term in office expires ug. 1 but the students are try- ng to get him out before then. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- A bomb and a note demanding $75,000 were found in a tower room at the Sahara Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas strip today after thousands of guests were evacuated from Del Webb hotels in Nevada and Arizona. The Clark County Sheriff's office said the bomb was found after a man called the pit, or center of the gambling area, in the Sahara and said the device vas set to go off shortly after 4 a.m. The note said other bombs were planted in the Sahara T a h o e Hotel-Casino on the cese. Msgr. O'Dougherty has been in Tucson since I960 and serves as pastor of San Agustin Cathedral. His successor will be the Very Rev. Msgr. Walter Rosensweig, secretary to the Most Rev. Bishop Francis J. Green. Bishop Green's new secretary will be the Rev. Gerald J. Brynda, whose position at Holy Family Church and directorship of the Catholic Youth Organization will be assumed by the Rev. Richard O'Keefe, an assistant at St. Cyril's Church. See Picture, Page 44. "All available data indicate that organized crime flourishes only when it has corrupted local officials." Only a handful of a community's officialdom need give way to the syndicate's chief offering --bribes --for such organizations as the Cosa Nostra to gain sufficient power to operate, the report said. It listed law enforcement officials at the chief or middle supervisory levels and political executives as the key targets in Cosa rostra efforts to infiltrate a community. The latter category may include non-office-holding political leaders to whom judges, mayors, prosecuting attorneys and correctional officials may be responsive, it said. Sunday's report was the third south shore of Lake Tahoe and the Mint Casino in downtown Las Vegas, the sheriff's office said. Asst. Manager Gordon Hewson of the Sahara Tahoe said guests were asked to leave Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the Del Webb Townhouse in Phoenix. Guinea Churches To 'Africanize' A B I D J A N , Ivory Coast -- President A h m e d colorful, eight-hour affair Thomas Kelly was one of 11 World War II Medal of Honor winners who led 'the procession Support for the parade cam from unions, veterans groups youth organizations, and ethni groups. Thousands of marcher carried flags. and waved America The police department ha never furnished official figure on parades, but its estimate became the custom dow through the years. Flagstaff Man Heads Bar Group PHOENIX (UPI) - H. Karl Mangun, Flagstaff, took over Saturday as president of the State Bar of Arizona- as the grbiip ' ended its';: 34th- '-annual convention here. Named president-elect during the convention was Philip E. von Ammon, Phoenix. of nine the Commission plans to issue on the basis of task force studies. One consultant, Prof. Donald R. Cressey, described the syndicates as becoming so professional that "college training is needed" by its operators. "Nowadays, being a 'stand-up guy' and being skilled in the perpetration of lower - class crimes like robbery and burglary is not enough," Cressey ing and business administration are the favorite college majors of males who aspire to syndicate leadership. Cressey also said his research showed "rulers of crime syndicates are beginning to drive legitimate businessmen, labor leaders, and others to the wall. "They have established, by force, intimidation, and even more 'legal' methods, monopolies in several fields such as vending machines, the supplying of linens to night clubs, and the supply of some forms of labor." Other reported areas of Cosa Nostra infiltration include lending institutions, trash collection agencies and construction companies. To strengthen state and local efforts, the report recommended: relative small distribution of wrote. "One must have the business skills of a - purchasing agent, an accountant, a .lawyer, of an executive." '· · ' · ' ; ·*'- He said there, was no longer, room at the top for the slum boy who dropped out of high school, and rioted that account- --Appointment of permanent pecial grand juries to investigate organized crime .continuously in areas where it is mown to exist. ·Enactment of state and [ederal laws granting witnesses immunity from prosecution to increase the likelihood informers coming forward testify. PALO VERDE NOMINEE 'Most Dedicated' Student --Tougher, jail , terms convicted .. 6t to for continuing, · organized crMinal activity.; , ·, . ,, , ' . . . , , ; ; --Use of federal residential: facilities ( t o i protect prospective witnesses.: from, 'th^.retributi^o of the syndicateV^ch^demands death for ihformefsl ' --Formation of special investigative r units- at the state level solely to organized Sekou Toure announced Sunday "Africanize" all Guinea effective i e w i l l churches in June 1. In a statement broadcast over Radio Conakry and monitored here Sunday, Sekou Toure denounced R o m a n Catholic priests and Moslem Imams as "allies of colonialism and pup- petism." Sekou Toure did not elaborate on the measures he will take to "Africanize" Guinean churches but observers believed that foreign priests and churchmen might be expelled from the country. This is the fifth in a series on student nominees for the Tucson Daily Citizen Achievement Award. The winner will be announced next Monday. "Along with being one of our top scholars and leaders, he is' one of the most dedicated and unselfish young adults I have ever known." Palo Verde High School Assistant Principal William F. Kemmeries uses these words to describe Bruce Edward Bouchard, who has devoted more than 450 hours to community activities while posting a 1.2195 grader average for a four-year period. Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs Herman J. Bouchard, 7049 Calle Osito, is president of the PVHS student body this year and was largely responsible foi the school's being chosen winner of the citywide Sportsmanship Trophy, according So Kem meries. Teens and Adults in Community Action program and Is a member of the Palo Verde Hi- devoted I crime. --Creation of a permanent joint congressional committee on organized crime. , . --Assignment of a "highly Bruce was a delegate to Boys (Competent reporter" for fuU- tate, where he was elected to time investigation, of criminal a senatorial post; mayor during activity on every major metro- S t u d e n t City Administration poUtan newspaper. ay; a delegate to the state ' ~~ tudent council convention for wo years; has held many student government positions, and s a member Honor Society. Bruce E. Bouchard /. varsity baseball player Bruce has served as an altar boy at his church, heads th Student Progress Organizatio of Tucson, participates in th Incidents Won't ** of the National TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese and The recipient of a scholarship U. S. officials said '.today their Claremont (Calif.) Men's marines will continue joint ma- also neuve rs in the sea of Japan des- te noslng - m by v to College, young Bouchard was second place winner of the local Elks Leadership contest. He has been called upon frequently to appear on youth panels at civic clubs, meetings, on television and at church. His scholastic ranking of 20th in a graduating class of 771 has earned him the school's Key to the World pin. which bumped a U. S. destroyer twice last week. The maneuvers are "not only safe, but more interesting recently," Adm. Ulysses Grant Sharp Jr., commander in chief of the U. S. Pacific Fleet, said with a smile. ^ ^-^^ ^ - T A i T _ _rt_ i~\^« nr~ The IKS Computer is-Ana isii i--uomg L o 1 i _ i _ * ,, 1 ^n.^^nrl *-irrUt nrv 4/\ f f c a miniltP V First of a series of five articles on what your rights are in a tax fight and how to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service people. By WILLIAM L. RABY, CPA More than 80 million payers of taxes on income are wondering just what Internal Revenue Service's seven regional computer banks are doing to them now. S o m e reluctant taxpayers may expect all-wise electronic brains to write out and sign the refund checks, insert them in Treasury. Department envelopes, lick the flaps sealed and post them in the government's mail boxes. Others wait for the Big Brains to reach out hooks to gather them In for the third degree commonly known as The Tax Audit. Both ideas are way out, although the IRS computers are quite sophisticated in other duties assigned to them at the seven centers located at Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Lawrence, Mass.; Chamblee, Ga.; Austin, Texas; and Ogden, Utah. And all of the Big Brains at those seven centers can be prog r anirned to pour all of their stored up information about all of us into the Receptacle Brain at Martinsburg, W. Va. When you look back at the publicity campaign the Treasury Department waged for many months before tax deadline time to condition us on the infallibility of a computer check on every individual income, you would like to know what your computer -- the one that handles every tax thing about YOU -- is infallibly doing to you this week. Your computer is digesting. Clerks trained to leave nothing unseen on your Form 1040 have fed the information by punch- hole cards into that Big Brain that really isn't a brain at all. If its government-trained servants haven't fed it correctly, it will act more like a dumb machine -- w'lich is what it was before it was programmed -and make millions of mistakes, some of them on the house and some of them on you. One thing you can be sure of: It is going to be the cause of countless letters to us taxpayers. And it is going to hook some crooked taxpayers. Suppose a dentist has for years been getting by with tax murder. Some of the money paid to him by patients was never entered on his books and never showed up as income on his tax return. Catching his tax fraud in the pre-computer days would have been a hit-and-miss proposition. One boozy night at his country club, he might have bragged a little and the bartender might have informed on him to the IRS. Or perhaps a revenue agent scanning his return just "felt" that something that didn't ring true required further investigation. Such intuitive and coincidental tax checking could still rip him up. But now there is the computer which, because of its great speed at handling data, can compare the cheating dentist's tax return with the tax returns of all other dentists. The cheating dentist's return, because he understated his income, but not his expenses, would probably show a higher percentage of expenses such as laboratory fees and employee w a g e s , compared to total leturns of all the other American dentists who did not cheat. The computer -- a machine -would not know why the percentages were o f f , Lut it could quickly tell the human beings who worked with it that here is a return worth investigating. The computer system could do the same to a cab driver, bookie, college president, auto dealer or to a cover-girl model. Assume that, before you filled out the tax form, you had resigned yourself to the basic requirements for getting along with the IRS know-it-all computers. You filled out your tax return exactly the way the form demanded. You gave your zip code number, crossed out no words, added when you should and subtracted when you could. You started out hon- est'and scared and you stayed scared right up to the minute you signed it. About the worst thing that can happen to you now is that you will get a silly letter from IRS. The letter nvjht say that no remittance accompanied your tax return. (You have the cancelled check to prove you paid.) It may take two or three or 20 letters, but some day you will convince the IRS computer that you paid on time. Or a letter might ask you to prove the amount of your medical expenses. (As if you couldn't.) You aren't worried when silly letters come from IRS. Only the crooks will worry. Let a shady taxpayer file two returns from different points of the country in an attempt to double up on incoming tax refunds and he will then receive the attention of the lobe of the Big Brain that is really all- knowing. The computer is a card-fed genius at matching up names and Social Security numbers. Look what the southeastern pilot computer did last year when it gave warning of what appeared to be a large-scale raid on the treasury with identical Social Security num- hers ^*"'c*~a! hundred incorne tax returns that called for refunds all bore the same Social Security number. But the returns each had a different name and address. The "raid" was solved by IRS investigators who learned that a billfold manufacturer had enclosed sample Social Security cards with the same phony Social Security number in its Christmas- sale merchandise. Hundreds of purchasers had mistakenly adopted the cards as their own. 1 1 While IRS now has hundreds of millions of slips of paper coming in from banks and corporations reporting interest payments and other transac- tios that once were never reported, it doesn't yet know what to do with them. The computers could take every slip of paper and check them against the tax return of every taxpayer to whom payments were made. But that takes tune. Only time will tell whether such a tremendous and expensive effort will produce enough additional tax income to make it worthwhile in a nation of taxpayers known to be the most honest in the world, and who do not like to be pushed around by a bureau or a computer. TOMORROW - WHEN IRS CHALLENGES YOU.

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